"Russia refuses to prolong the OSCE's border observation mission on the Ukrainian-Russian border for longer than 2 months," Jozwiak wrote.
"Normally its a 4 months extension," the journalist reported, adding that there is "high risk that the mission will be closed down on 31 July."
Meanwhile, head of the Ukrainian delegation at the Trilateral Contact Group Leonid Kravchuk stated that Minsk cannot be a venue for negotiations on Donbas anymore due to the stop of air traffic with Belarus.
He noted that the Contact Group will look for a new venue for talks.
“We will not have flights to Belarus; we will not be able to get there. Thus, considering the situation, dictatorial behaviors showed by self-proclaimed President of Belarus Lukashenko, it is obvious that we cannot even consider the issue of discussion spot – Minsk venue. We will definitely look for a new place,” he stated.